A physical feeling or perception from something that comes into contact with the body; something sensed. (noun)
A widespread reaction of interest or excitement. (noun)
Examples of word sensation
Alas! it is the narrowness, selfishness, minuteness, of your sensation that you have to deplore in England at this day; Â—sensation which spends itself in bouquets and speeches; in revelings and junketings; in sham fights and gay puppet shows, while you can look on and see noble nations murdered, man by man, without an effort or a tear.
Sexual excitement is accompanied throughout by a sensation of pleasure, specifically known as _voluptuous pleasure_, the _voluptuous sensation_, or simply _voluptuousness_ (in Latin, _libido sexualis_).
It is sensation viewed especially in regard to its object -- _representative sensation_, or the "sensible idea" of modern philosophy.
If one adopts (b), and something like a Sellarsian or Davidsonian distinction between sensation and thought, putting phenomenal character exclusively on the Ëœsensationâ„¢ side, and intentionality exclusively on the Ëœthoughtâ„¢ side of this divide, the place of consciousness in a philosophical account of knowledge will likely be meager â€ at most phenomenal character will be a causal condition, without a role to play in the warrant or justification of claims to knowledge.
"The main sensation is that there have been no sensations today," Mr. Azarov said.